Hillary Saffran: The Beauty in Our Flaws


“Our bumps in the road have given us beautiful, beautiful pathways to helping ourselves and others.”


-Hillary Saffran

Bump In The Road:

Hillary Saffran and the Beauty of Character

The Beauty in Our Flaws


Hillary Safran has had more than a few bumps in the road. From a family life that wasn’t exactly the Brady Bunch to being a single mom, Hillary has found that what doesn’t break you makes you stronger.  She likens it to the art of Kinsugi, the Japanese practice of repairing broken pottery with gold, creating an ever more  more beautiful vessel.


Kintsugi and healing from betrayal


“Bumps in the road give you character,”


Hillary reflects. And her wisdom is hard earned. At one point she found herself on welfare for 18 months, and that was an eye opener.


“It really changes your head, and makes you very dependent.”


And while grateful for the assistance, it was not the path for Hillary. But the experience taught her how to always to see opportunity. She now helps others find a way to use their skills and to stay off the dependency wagon.


“For example, if I have a client who was incarcerated for substance abuse,

my first thought is, wow, when you have at least a year sobriety,

you would make the best substance abuse counselor ever.”


Hillary encourages women to look at their strengths,their gifts and what they’ve done in their life. That forms a solid base for creating a new future.


“I try to be an encourager,”


she notes. And this podcast is encouraging for all of us. We’ve all hit bumps and wondered how in the world we can move forward from such a setback. Hillary has a few ideas in the podcast and in her book Fill Your Glass With Gold.

Hillary Saffran



“I try to encourage them to look at their strengths, and their gifts and what they’ve done in their life.”



“A lot of people just need encouragement.”



“You have choices. Everything’s a choice.”



“What are you going to choose for yourself in your life that’s going to help you and be positive, instead of negative.”



“Our bumps in the road have given us beautiful, beautiful pathways to helping ourselves and others.”



Bump in the Road

Everyone hits a bump in the road. The question becomes: What do you do with it?

I share stories about how people experience, manage and navigate life's bumps, hopefully using them as a pivot into a more conscious and meaningful life.